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The Department of Political Science ( and the Croft Institute for International Studies ( invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science in Middle East Politics. This is a tenure-track position in Political Science beginning Fall 2012. The successful candidate will have his/her research and teaching focus on the Middle East region and be able to teach introductory and thematic courses in comparative politics.

The successful candidate will also have a Ph.D. or advanced ABD, field experience or language skills, strong methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. The Croft Institute administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts.

Candidates must apply online at Please also send a letter of application that outlines current and projected research interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, graduate transcript, and a writing sample to: Chair, Middle East Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 133 Deupree Hall, University of Mississippi, University MS 38677-1848. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title I/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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